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Entrelac is a knitting technique that creates the illusion of a woven fabric. It looks complicated, but it's much easier than it looks, making this a perfect class for an advanced beginner! Any yarn or color combinations can be used in this 2-hour class, where we will be starting work on an entrelac scarf. Students in this class should be familiar
There’s more than one way to make a hole! Explore the many ways to make buttonholes and button bands. In this class we will learn YO, one row, two row buttonholes, as well as horizontal and vertical buttonholes. We will go over the secrets to picking up stitches for the perfect button band as well as knitted on button bands. Discover other option
Take your knitting to the next level. Whether you are having trouble with gauge, seaming or a you just want to learn new technique, this class will help you achieve your knitting goals. Tailored to individual needs, students have tackled a wide range of techniques including knitting in the round, cables and finishing. This class is open to knitters
In this class we'll learn how to work basic I cord, applied I cord, I cord cast on, and I cord edging. Many people don't know that the I in I cord stands for Idiot. As in, "It's so easy any idiot can do it."- Elizabeth Zimmerman, (inventor of the I cord.)Prerequisite Skills: Must know how to cast on, and knit.
In this class, you will learn different ways of creating texture in crochet. Starting with variations on the basic stitches, we will then move on to fancy stitches, which give a more decorative texture effect. This workshop shows how varying the place where you insert the crochet hook will create a variety of stitch patterns and textures.Prerequisi
Students will learn this 350 year old Japanese hand needlework technique using a thick cotton thread to create geometric patterns against a solid, background fabric. Sashiko can be used in quilts, clothing or home furnishings. It is easy, fun and relaxing. Note: Unless noted, supplies are not included in the fee. A supply list will be e-mailed to
Summer is the perfect time for embroidery. Learn the basic stitches of hand embroidery in this two week class. We’ll add embroidered details to printed fabric with a variety of basic stitches, including outline stitches, French knots, satin stitch and several decorative stitches. All levels – no experience necessary. Hand work only. Note:
In this technique workshop you'll learn the Italian or tubular cast on, which is often used for double knitting, brioche and ribbed edges. We'll go over how to adjust for K2P2 rib, knit a bit and then learn the tubular bind off for use with those toe up socks! Skill Prerequisite: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.Materials:Yarn: for cl
Embroidery isn't just for grandma anymore! (Although grandmothers are more than welcome to attend.) We have kindly borrowed her needles and hoops to turn new designs and doodles into funky, original art.We'll start by threading a needle and by the end you will have a tea towel with your own, chosen design embroidered on it. You will learn four basi
In this class we will learn to decipher commonly used abbreviations and symbols and how to recognize unique design specific instructions. Knitting patterns often seem to be written in a different language or even a secret code! After this class you will understand the structure of knitting patterns, what schematic diagrams are and how to use them.
Learn simple machine applique techniques to complete this stunning block. Must know how to use a sewing machine.
Need some help getting through a rough spot in your project or just a bit of inspiration to get something finished? Come to our Wednesday night knitting clinic and get the help you need.
This clinic is for those that have taken the Beginner knitting class or the equivalent. Students must sign up at least 48 hours in advance.
Students learn anything from how to read a pattern, basic to advanced knitting, continental, how-to-finishing, embroidering, needlepoint. Note: Materials are not included and must be purchased at our store. No outside materials will be allowed in class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick out and purchase your materials.
Embrace spring with some nature-inspired embroidery! Learn how to create stitched flowers and woodland animals, and leave with an embroidered scene worthy of Ferngully. Beginners welcome in this course. We will cover basic stitches and design our own patterns. Students should leave well on their way to a completed piece at the end of the night.Note
Learn to master multiple color knitting, and working with bobbins and charts. You will learn tips and tricks to make this wonderful colorwork technique easier, and conquer the basics of intarsia at the same time! Prerequisite Classes: Knitting 1 or skills listed below.Skills Required: Must have a solid understanding of knitted fabric and be able t
Learn how to knit! We'll teach you everything you need to know to make a scarf or another basic project. Skills include: casting on, knitting, purling, binding off, a few pattern stitches, and problem-solving. Materials: 1 skein worsted yarn (Malabrigo or Lamb's Pride), #7 or #8 US knitting needles, darning needle or crochet hook. Th
This class is for students with some sewing experience and will focus on garment construction with pockets, zippers, sleeve placement, and/or button holes such as a shift or shirt dress or button down shirt. Feel confident with straight stitches and simple patterns? Ready to challenge yourself and take your sewing to the next level? Then this clas
Learn the anatomy of mosaic knitting patterns while creating mosaic fingerless mitts. Discover what comprises mosaic patterns, how to read mosaic patterns and charts, and how to chart your own mosaic pattern. By the end of class, you will be well on your way to completing your mosaic mitts and have the confidence to create other mosaic patterns on
In this workshop students will have the opportunity to explore a millennia old technique of creating patterns on fabric through an unparralelled resist application.Stitch resist, more than any other shibori or tie-dye technique, allows for broad creative control and the creation of any design you can imagine, from abstract to pictorial, simple to c
You'll learn sewing basics and will have you threading a machine, loading a bobbin and sewing straight or curved seams, in no time. You'll receive careful explanations and step-by-step instructions to assemble your project. And, in four short hours later...you’ll walk out the door with a skirt made by you, in a day (1/2 a day, really!) Classes ar
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